Genetic screening and testing of embryos is a diagnostic technique used to rule out any suspected genetic diseases or chromosomal defect that could prevent a pregnancy from progressing.
We offer genetic screening and testing technologies such as Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) during your IVF or ICSI treatment, to possibly reduce the risk of passing on genetic diseases to the baby by selecting a healthy embryo that will develop into a healthy baby.
Preimplantation genetic screening or PGS is a laboratory technique performed to screen any chromosomal abnormalities in the embryos. The test is done on embryos obtained from IVF procedure prior to implantation.
A biopsy on each embryo is conducted to identify the presence of abnormal chromosome numbers (also called as aneuploidy embryos). Changes in the number of chromosomes may result in unsuccessful pregnancy or may lead to still births or birth of children with genetic condition.
PGS is performed on the 3rd day of the embryo development or at the blastocyst stage, where the genetic material of the embryo is examined to detect any gene mutations. This technique allows for the transfer of healthy embryos free from aneuploidies and significantly increases pregnancy rates per transfer and can help you have a healthy baby.
It is now possible to cure a family member suffering from a hereditary disease with today’s advanced medical technologies. HLA or Human Leukocyte Antigen is part of the DNA that works as a defense mechanism of the immune system and plays a large role in the body’s histocompatibility with others. A family member suffering from a hereditary disease can be cured by bone marrow transplant or stem cells after identifying an HLA match. First HLA Typing is completed on the affected family member. Secondly, during an IVF cycle with PGD, healthy embryos with an HLA match are identified and transferred. Conditions that may be cured during bone marrow transplant may include Thalassemia and Leukemia.
Mutation Screening : Mutation Screening by Sanger Sequencing is most often recommended when there is a family history of genetic disease or if there is any genetic disease that has been identified. If a mutation is detected in the genes, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is completed during an IVF cycle to rule out the possibility of any genetic disease being passed onto the child.
Exome Screening : Exome Screening by Next Generation Sequencing is used to screen for unidentified hereditary diseases or polygenic diseases that usually involve two or more genes interacting. Next Generation Sequencing will analyse important regions of tens of thousands of genes at the same time as compared to current sequencing tests that analyse one gene or small groups of related genes at a time.
Products of Conception (POC) : Fetal loss is the most common pregnancy complication, occurring in 25-30% of recognized pregnancies. Chromosomal analysis on Products of Conception may help identify the cause of pregnancy loss and improve management of future pregnancies by considering Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening to avoid the recurrence of miscarriages. Products of Conception is any fetal tissue that's still in the uterus after a miscarriage.
Lead IVF Specialist. MBBS, MD (OBGY/GYN,Gold Medallist), FGMIS, FRM, FMF-UK certified NT practitioner.
Dr. Rajesh has Excellence, Experience & Expertise in Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Reproductive medicine and Expertise in IVF/Infertility care with over 10 yearsвЂ™ experience in IVF. He has handled over 5,000 IVF cases to date. He is a Gynaecologist endoscopic surgeon with special interest in fertility enhancing endoscopic procedure. He has worked in India and Nepal and is now the Lead IVF Specialist at Fertility Point Kenya.
Manju Chaudhary is a Clinical Embryologist at Fertility Point with an experience of 5 years in the field. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Embryology from Manipal University and has undergone training on Embryo Biopsy and Vitrification, Fertility Preservation, Embryo Culture Systems, and Sperm Morphology and DNA Fragmentation. Mrs. Manju has also a Masters in Science and Bachelors of Science (Zoology) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Her thesis was based on Pre-implantation Genetic Screening of Embryo. With an experience of 2000 In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) / Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), she has helped hundreds of couples from 12 countries including UK and USA to achieve parenthood.
She is passionate in her role as an Embryologist, hardworking and methodical in her work. She has excellent and extensive experience on Embryo Biopsy as well as in In- Vitro Maturation. She is an expert on oocyte freezing and thawing programme. She has updated herself to sync with the recent advancement in embryology to help couples fulfill their dreams, including Time lapse embryology and oocyte activation. Her next skill target is Mitochondrial/spindle transfer technique, which could help an agile egg to develop into a normal embryo and baby.
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Fertility Point's state-of-the-art IVF laboratory is equipped with the most advanced and innovative technologies that ensure quality care and achieve high success rates.
Our lab features the latest cutting-edge technologies including the time-lapse incubator to capture images of embryos developing, in a safe and controlled environment. These images from high-tech incubators enable embryologists to evaluate embryos for better prediction of future developmental and implantation potential.
We have introduced standard operating procedures in our IVF lab to ensure that we meet high-quality standards and laboratory protocols.
Our lab has a robust quality management system and processes in place to more efficiently help infertile couples in their quest to have a healthy baby.
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At Fertility Point, we consider every aspect of your journey to achieve your dream of parenthood. Our aim is to assess your needs accurately and offer a personalized treatment plan guiding you through every step of your fertility journey. Our IVF centre gives couples the opportunity to undergo infertility treatment in an international clinical setting, setting, fertility treatment at their own convenience, and most importantly without any waiting period.
With the Fertility Point team, you can be assured of world-class reproductive care, underlined by a sincere commitment to your overallВ well-being.